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The Paradox of Internet Groups
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ISBN 9781855758933
Published February 19, 2014 by Routledge
224 Pages

 
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The New International Library of Group Analysis Drawing on the seminal ideas of British, European, and American group analysts, psychoanalysts, social psychologists, and social scientists, the books in this series focus on the study of small and large groups, organisations, and other social systems, and on the study of the transpersonal and transgenerational sociality of human nature. NILGA books will be required reading for the members of professional organisations in the fields of group analysis, psychoanalysis, and related social sciences. They will be indispensable for the “formation” of students of psychotherapy, whether they are mainly interested in clinical work with patients or in consultancy to teams and organisational clients within the private and public sectors.

Table of Contents

New International Library of Group Analysis Foreword -- Introduction -- It is all about relationships -- The frame of reference of group analysis -- Cultures and (virtual) groups: the Internet culture -- The non-body on the Internet: presence, immediacy, subjects, and (group) therapy -- Boundaries, boundaries, boundaries (and the forum manager/group leader's role) -- A large group with the illusion of a small group: listserve and forum dynamics -- The Internet and the social unconscious: from intimacy to E-ntimacy© -- Yalom's therapeutic factors virtually examined -- Conclusion

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